Sunday, July 1, 2012

And We're Back!

Good news, all! We are very happy to announce that Jim's replacement laptop has arrived and we're up and running once again. Merci, Mademoiselle DH, you are our Angel of Technology!

We've been in France for 2 weeks and I'm finally coming around to our new life here. This was a very tough adjustment for me, as I've never lived in such a rural location. Oh, and I've never had 3 kids before, either.

We are getting better at setting boundaries with kids, but, at the same time, I find myself getting pretty attached to them, too. I've been doing all sorts of projects with the girls: making paper snowflakes, baking bread, and teaching them the chicken dance. We've also had some very posh tea parties, although they're usually interrupted by a pesky older brother. Only a week to go before the family heads out on their summer vacation. Then, it will just be two of us... that is, until the guests arrive.

Did we mention that the main house is for rent this summer? That's right friends, for the low, low price of $12,00 per week, you can stay in a luxurious 6-bedroom home in the Provençal countryside. If you're interested, you'd better act quickly, as 5 of 8 weeks are already booked.

Want to rent a house in Provence? Pool boy and maid included.
This is the first time that M & Mme R have rented out their home, so we're all winging this property management thing. I'm afraid that anyone who can afford this place will expect a certain level of service, like a personal butler, a driver, and a chef. But we aren't expected to wait on the guests hand and foot. As Mme R said, "this is a self-catering rental, not a hotel." We'll see how that goes once Jim and I are dealing with guests on the front lines...

One thing's for certain: this is going to be a memorable summer!